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Take Bianca To Church posted by Networx

Permanent
Peterborough

Job Description

Make a difference today!

Join Bianca on a Sunday to visit her very much loved church in Paston.

Our lovely member Bianca is a big fan of nature, computer games and is an avid Christian, she lives in a supported living environment, where the majority of her neighbours are considerably older than her. Bianca's sight and hearing loss make it very difficult for her to go out and about alone and she has become very lonely and isolated, she would love to find a volunteer befriender to visit her once a week and take her bowling/for coffee and/or she would especially like to find someone to help her to go to church on Sundays, an activity she really misses and would love to gain the confidence to go back again.

Bianca has difficulty with her mobility and uses a walker or wheelchair to get about. She may need guiding in crowded environments, however we will provide full training.

Bianca communicates via clear, steady speech and no previous experience is necessary to be become a volunteer with Bianca.

Can you bring a smile to Bianca's lonely weeks? apply today to make a difference

What will you get out of it?

It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life
You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community
You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills
We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.

Qualities and Skills we are looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers
Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills
To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people
Patience and a warm and friendly attitude

What will we ask for in return?

A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours
We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start
You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role

Interested?

Then we want to hear from you...

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on Apply Now >>.

This role is funded by The Evelyn Trust

Reference

DFBTL356722

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